Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants in the composite family, especially of the genera Buphthalmum and Heliopsis, having flowers with yellow rays and yellow or orange centers.
  • noun A round or oval dormer window.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany: Any plant of the composite genus Buphthalmum.
  • noun The oxeye daisy. See daisy, and cut in next column.
  • noun The corn-marigold (which see, under marigold).
  • noun The American plant Heliopsis lævis.
  • noun In ornithology: The greater titmouse, Parus major, called specifically big oxeye.
  • noun The blue titmouse, P. cæruleus, called specifically blue oxeye.
  • noun The black-bellied plover, Squatarola helvetica.
  • noun The American dunlin, Pelidna americana.
  • noun A cloudy speck or weather-gall, often seen on the coast of Africa, which presages a storm.
  • noun plural Small concave mirrors made, especially in Nuremberg, of glass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The oxeye daisy. See under daisy.
  • noun The corn camomile (Anthemis arvensis).
  • noun A genus of composite plants (Buphthalmum) with large yellow flowers.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A titmouse, especially the great titmouse (Parus major) and the blue titmouse (Parus cœruleus).
  • noun The dunlin.
  • noun A fish; the bogue, or box.
  • noun (Bot.) a West Indian composite plant (Wedelia carnosa).
  • noun (Bot.) a West Indian composite shrub (Borrichia arborescens).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Several daisy-like flowers in various genera, especially the oxeye daisy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an oval or round dormer window
  • noun any North American shrubby perennial herb of the genus Heliopsis having large yellow daisylike flowers
  • noun Eurasian perennial herbs having daisylike flowers with yellow rays and dark centers

Etymologies

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ox +‎ eye

Examples

  • Species to be reintroduced include the harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica).

    Kew unveils native flower seed bank

  • The UK Native Seed Hub will focus initially on plants of lowland meadows or semi-natural grassland like these oxeye daisies.

    Kew unveils native flower seed bank

  • Burbank spent seventeen years hybridizing the common oxeye daisy with the English daisy, the German daisy, and the small but brilliantly white Japanese daisy.

    Jane S. Smith: Daisies, Weddings, and Making the Ideal Real

  • That was a very early one, done with Venus colored pencils, but I liked the flower growing up beside the wooden post - it was a brilliant yellow and black oxeye - and even the sketch looked good in reproduction, as if the man who'd done it knew his business.

    Duma Key

  • The wild grass was tall and green and already there were flowers: oxeye daisies and marsh marigolds and violets.

    Red Knife

  • The wild grass was tall and green and already there were flowers: oxeye daisies and marsh marigolds and violets.

    Red Knife

  • Glasswort, saltwort, salt grasses and oxeye are other salt-tolerant plants that exist in and around the marsh.

    Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Georgia

  • The wild grass was tall and green and already there were flowers: oxeye daisies and marsh marigolds and violets.

    Red Knife

  • The wild grass was tall and green and already there were flowers: oxeye daisies and marsh marigolds and violets.

    Red Knife

  • The intertidal marsh in North Inlet is dominated by smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), while the high marsh community contains a mix of species, including smooth cordgrass, black needlerush, sea oxeye, salt grass, salt hay, salt marsh fimbristylis, glassworts, marsh elder and others.

    North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Carolina

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  • Not just North American. Large white flowers called oxeye are abundant in parts of England.

    November 9, 2007